$1,000 secures one month of temporary housing for a
patient and their caregiver near the transplant center
$500 covers a patient’s health insurance co-pay or
COBRA for one month
$200 covers one month of transportation costs for a patient
getting to and from the transplant center
$100 adds one marrow volunteer to Be The Match Registry
$50 covers meals for a patient and his or her caregiver for
$25 covers one prescription co-pay for a patient
$2.2 million in financial
assistance grants given to help 1,716 families through the transplant process
24 research trials under way
to help patients live longer, healthier lives
5,500 patients received a
marrow transplant in 2011.
650,000 new members added to
the registry in 2011.
250,000 of these new members
are from diverse racial and ethnic communities.
10 million potential donors
registered on Be The Match Registry.
Over 50,000 transplants
since the NMDP began in 1987.
QUALITY OF LIFERacing Saves Lives
time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon has been a tremendous partner – helping to
bring hope and healing to countless patients & their families – through his
personal support and the work of the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation.
Partnerships like these make our work possible. Jeff has seen firsthand the
impact of Be The Match’s work, having met with many transplant
recipients.Each life saved through a transplant is an inspiration both to
Jeff and – most importantly – to those patients still waiting for their
transplant. Thanks to Jeff’s extraordinary generosity, the Jeff Gordon
Children’s Foundation has launched a matching gift challenge – matching dollar
for dollar the first $100,000 donated to Be The Match before August 31.“I know
my financial gifts to Be The Match Foundation translate directly into the gift
of life for these patients,” Jeff says.